Dinosaur Trouble: the Runaway Coat by Kyle Mewburn and Donovan Bixley, Scholastic NZ
Just in time for Term 4 comes the third book in the easy-reading Dinosaur Trouble series. In this one Arg is in trouble because the winter is freezing and everyone needs to wear their furs to keep warm. But Arg ends up without his precious sabre-tooth tiger coat – he’s going blue with cold! Desperately he tries to track down his coat, but tracks down a sabre-tooth tiger instead. The situation gets worse when an angry ankylosaur appears – with Arg’s coat stuck on its head!
Boys of 5 to 7 who like the series will be happy to have a new title with the usual dollop of vomit and snot. As always the story is enhanced by Donovan’s lively black ink cartoons. I’m giving this copy to the family with three grandsons (aged 9, 8 and 5). One of them will grab it first and sit down to devour it…
ISBN 978 1 77543 368 2 RRP $8.99 Pb
Reviewed by Lorraine Orman